CAT site crashes, score eludes eager aspirants

After putting up with a number of glitches in the Common Admission Test (CAT-2009), the IIM aspirants had to go through another harrowing day on Sunday to find out their score as the CAT website crashed due to heavy rush. Though the results were posted on the website at around 12 noon, many students could not access the site on Sunday.

 The organisers had to shut down the servers for over three hours in the evening. Around 3 pm, they displayed a statement on the website that read, “We are experiencing heavy load on score-card access sever. We will reopen the server after three hours.”

 However, the efforts of students to access the results proved futile even after 7 pm, when the servers were reopened.

 “Why can’t they manage themselves? I am trying to know my result since 12 noon but could not succeed so far,” said Mr Ashwin Malhotra, a CAT aspirant.

 Ms Swathi Indrani, another student, complained, “Despite repeated attempts, I could not get my score. What’s wrong with IIMs and the Prometric. They made things hell for CAT aspirants this year.”

 “At least an e-mail could have been sent. Instead, they chose to attract all traffic to their site. Sending an e-mail would have caused virtually no load on the website,” said Mr P. Nikhil Kumar, another candidate.

 Some students also complained that there were errors in results too.

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